DIY How To Make A Custom Wood Picture Frame Under $50

DIY How To Make A Custom Wood Picture Frame Under $50


[Music] Coming up today and New Things New Tech, Have an oddball sized picture and wanna put it into a frame? Thinking about buying a custom frame? Why not make your own custom frame and save! [Music] So we have this beautiful expensive
custom print picture here which is an oddball size. It’s 18 and 7/8 inches by
43 inches. We looked all over to find a frame off the shelf that could be used But nothing seemed to exist that large. So the next option is to get a custom
frame made to put this picture in. We found that custom frame are …just… expensive Going with just a simple plain back frame super thin acrylic glass and basic
back alone would be about 200 bucks! So I did some research online to see what custom parts I could get sent out and just assemble the frame myself. On Frame It Easy, a super bland metal only frame with clear acrylic could be bought for
about seventy two dollars and 61 cents. The only choices were metal frames in
this site in this size of a frame that would fit this picture. So clearly not as
pretty as we wanted. Frames By Mail, could get us a step up for one hundred and forty
three sixty three for a basic backing, acid-free, regular pixel glass frame. Or this gold frame version for a hundred and eighty eight eighty nine before shipping. Picture Frames dot COM was getting closer to the style wanted, but at a hundred and seventy eight dollars
and sixty cents before shipping and no glass or backing. Add those in and the price jumped up to two hundred and twenty
seven dollars and eighty cents! Okay, so trying not to break the bank, I figured I could just make a frame of my own. And that’s what I did. I’ve never built a frame this custom before , so it’s a good challenge to see what
I can do with my cheesy tools and skills At Lowe’s we found this really cool
looking white hardwood chair rail moulding for twelve dollars and 82 cents
for an 8 foot section. The size of the frame meant
I’d have to use about two pieces. I also bought some of this pine lattice moulding for five dollars and
thirty six cents a piece. Having the outer frame done, now I needed some glass for the front. Buying a piece of glass that size would have run about twenty bucks or so, or acrylic which is really expensive — anywhere from super thin at
thirty four to sixty-five dollars for something thick enough for a frame this size. So I went out browsing second-hand stores, at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore store we found an old frame with real glass in it for about five bucks. The glass is in really good shape and the frame a throw-away. So great fine for glass, for the frame. Altogether, this picture should cost about 45 dollars to build. [Music] So this whole project only took me a
couple of hours to cut the wood, glue the frame together, drop in the glass picture
and cardboard backing. The results in my opinion are really great for my first
custom frame. I think so. The angles and cuts came out
far better than I expected. And even if you calculate my labor costs into this project, it’s still a far cheaper frame and is just as good-looking as any that I could have bought for two, three, or four hundred dollars. Now this picture as is
is ready to be hung and enjoyed. So if you have a beautiful picture that’s just
not a standard size, consider choosing building your own custom frame than paying some company for one. You’ll probably end up with a better product that you’ll enjoy looking at every day than one you would have
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New Things New Tech. [Music]

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